Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Review | Justice League: Darkseid War: Green Lantern #1 [2015] Tom King

During the first act of Justice League: Darkseid War, Darkseid is killed by the Anti-Monitor and his army rushes to the Central Battery on Oa. They took the Central Battery and merged it with a Mother Box and forced Green Lanterns to become Gods. However they refused so they were killed and their bodies were turned to more Parademons. Hal Jordan realizes when Darkseid died the Mother Box began searching to find a new master so it used the Parademons to find one. The Parademons take Hal Jordan into the Mother Box to become the God of Light.

Hal Jordan restores everything back to normal on Oa. Then Hal Jordan travels back in time to talk to his younger self and console him after their father passes. Hal answers to his younger self why God just watches. It’s because we get to create the world. Hal gives up being a God and destroys the Mother Box. He heads towards Gotham to stop Batman from killing the Joker. Writer Tom King wrote a self-contained story and brought the concept of Will into the forefront by summing up who Hal Jordan really is: A Green Lantern and not a New God. This is a great one shot supplementing the Darkseid War.